RON ENTSCH AND BUSHIES CREW WITH A DC-3 CAIRNS 1970s

REMEMBERING OUR FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND AVIATION PIONEERS

Tourism has been the basis of the far north Queensland economy for so long it’s hard to imagine how we managed without it. These days, most of our visitors arrive by air. Our tourism industry owes its existence to aeroplanes and the people who pioneered […]

BUSH PILOTS AIRWAYS — AN FNQ AVIATION & TOURISM PIONEER

One of the casualties of the Cairns Airport re-development is the venerable aircraft that stood on a pylon outside the domestic terminal since the 1980s. That plane, a Douglas DC-3, had flown for Qantas in Papua New Guinea, and had carried King George VI around […]